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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member Sexyboy's Avatar
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    Is it possible to get an 8 pack abs?

    Or is it just genetics?

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    low bf,diet
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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    What she said.
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    Depends on what you're asking. If you just have weird ab genetics where only 5 are visible and they're curved and messed up but you have a low amount of bodyfat, then no. If you have a high amount of bodyfat and your hiding a 8 pack under the fat vs a ****ed up 5 pack under the fat - then yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    low bf,diet
    :withstupi

    What they end up LOOKING like is genetic.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    i have 7.....mine are crooked

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    I have a 1 pack.

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    low bf and diet as getfit said. How they look is genetics. if you look at some bodybuilding comps you will see this. ive seen a picture of to professions posing one had an 8 pac while one barely had a 6 pac however they were both at the same bf or similar and similar size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouPac
    I have a 1 pack.
    The Ab. Or Keg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sexyboy
    Or is it just genetics?
    It's genetics.
    Scars are tatoos with better stories.

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    A bit off topic but how do you work your abs when you already use 2 35 plates stacked ontop of eachother. I would use 2 45 but its way to large around to lift properly. Any other exercise besides weighted crunches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turnip
    A bit off topic but how do you work your abs when you already use 2 35 plates stacked ontop of eachother. I would use 2 45 but its way to large around to lift properly. Any other exercise besides weighted crunches?
    I use a 60 lb DB. Some people find it effective to put the weight/plate behind their head. I haven't tried it that way. I like the DB and I make it a very concentrated concentric motion to hit my abs. Also, a lot of core work; squats, DLs and even chins with clean form will hit your abs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turnip
    A bit off topic but how do you work your abs when you already use 2 35 plates stacked ontop of eachother. I would use 2 45 but its way to large around to lift properly. Any other exercise besides weighted crunches?

    Rope crunches are good, hanging leg raises are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress
    I use a 60 lb DB. Some people find it effective to put the weight/plate behind their head. I haven't tried it that way. I like the DB and I make it a very concentrated concentric motion to hit my abs. Also, a lot of core work; squats, DLs and even chins with clean form will hit your abs.
    Agreed. I once I got too big for the 45 pound plates I graduated to dumbells. I now use a 70 pound dumbell....

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    Yeah but Guido, how much more do you deadlift now than when you had an 8 pack? I used to have an 8pack, too, but I kinda closely resembled "an extra from a prison camp movie," as per the words of my good buddy, SpecialK (you motor-boatin son' of a bitch). I'm convinced that anyone who is fairly skinny *could* look like Brad Pitt from Fight Club (which seems to be the n00b's body of choice) if they just didn't eat and did ab/bench exercises till they dropped.
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